Most Kāpiti Drivers Must Slow From 50k to 30k

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has drastically cut speed limits to 30k in many built-up areas.

The new speed limits affect Paekākāriki, Raumati South and Raumati Beach village centres and 47 rural roads from July 15.

Council’s Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon says the review was in response to public requests for particular roads to have their speed limits looked at by Council, and aims to make roads in Kāpiti safer and more efficient.

Full details below

A full list of roads with the new limits is given at the bottom of this article.

Map shoeing areas and roads affected

“This review has been all about achieving speed limits that reflect the form and function of their road network and importantly, make it safer for all road users,” Mr Mallon says.

Follows community consultation

It follows community consultation earlier this year on Stage 2 of a districtwide review.

The roads under review were assessed and new limits proposed on the basis of safety risk, the road environment including land development, speed limits on adjoining roads and any changes on those roads since original speed limits were set.

Most roads affected

Council also took into account national rules and guidelines for speed limits administered by the NZ Transport Agency. This was the second and final consultation in the review, which began in mid-2017 with Stage 1, and saw speed limit changes brought in for 36 roads across Kāpiti.

Mr Mallon thanks everyone who’d contributed to and made comments or submissions on the proposed changes. That included residents, Community Boards, the Police, the NZ Transport Agency, the Automobile Association, Kapiti Cycling Action, the Road Transport and Heavy Haulage associations.

“We received 224 submissions, which showed majority support for each of the proposed speed limit changes. We know there will be some who don’t agree with the decision, but this is ultimately about safety and helping people move around our district more efficiently.”

The full list of speed limit changes and the rationale can be found on the Council’s website. Council will be in touch with submitters and residents with the details of the final changes.

It’s expected that the new limits take effect from mid-July 2019.

Other speed limit reviews

The Council’s review of local roads is separate from NZ Transport Agency’s speed limit review of old SH1 roads between Raumati and Peka Peka, which is part of their SH1 revocation work.

 

 

Full List of Roads With New Limits 

PAEKĀKĀRIKI
VILLAGE CENTRE
(4 roads) 1
Beach Road Full length: From SH1 to The Parade (223m)
50 30
The proposed 30 km/h speed limit is appropriate for a local village/town centre area, with a
lot of pedestrian activity and vehicle movements. 30 km/h also reflects the speed at which
traffic travels.
Ames Street From Beach Road to 5 Ames Street (25m)
The Parade From Beach Road to north end of 3 The Parade (37m)
Wellington Road From Beach Road north to 11 Wellington Road (91m)


RAUMATI SOUTH
VILLAGE CENTRE

Poplar Avenue From 23 Poplar Avenue to 45 Poplar Avenue (185m)
40 30
The proposed 30 km/h speed limit is appropriate for a local village/town centre area, with a
lot of pedestrian activity and vehicle movements. 30 km/h also reflects the speed at which
traffic travels.
Renown Road From Poplar Avenue to 3 Renown Road (32m)
Glen Road From Poplar Avenue to boundary between 3 and 5 Glen Road (55m)
Tennis Court Road From Poplar Avenue to 2 Tennis Court Road (40m)


TE HAPUA ROAD
AND SIDE ROADS
(2 roads)

Te Hapua Road Full length: From SH1 to end (3060m) 80 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered to best reflect the safety and use of
Te Hapua Road, which is a windy rural residential no-exit road.
Derham Road Full length: From Te Hapua to end (1925 m) 80 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed for this
windy undulating rural road.
—-
TE HAPUA ROAD
AND SIDE ROADS (Continued)
(4 roads)
Paul Faith Lane Full length: From Derham to end (755m) 80 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
this no-exit rural road and is consistent with the 60 km/h speed limit proposed for the
adjoining Derham Road. Morrison Road Full length: From Derham to Pukenamau (730m) 80 60
Puruaha Road Full length: From Pukenamu Road to end (1338m) 80 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
Purahau Road and adjoining short Mahurenga Lane, which both have rural residential
development. Mahurenga Lane Full length: From Puruaha Road to end (395 m) 80 60

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TE HORO BEACH
NORTH
(6 roads) 9
Te Horo Beach Road
The 80 km/h section from the 50/80 sign at Te Horo Beach
Settlement to 85m east of the 1st one lane bridge at Pukenamu
Road intersection (545m)
80 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is safe and appropriate for this section of road with a
one lane bridge and the intersection with Pukenamu Road.
The 80 km/h section from 105m west of the 2nd one lane bridge to
SH1 (1740m) 80 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is safe and appropriate for this windy section of road
which includes a one lane bridge and extends to SH1.
Harakeke Road Full length: From Te Horo Beach Road to end (2297 m) 80 60 The proposed 60km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
this no-exit rural road.
Addington Road Full length: From SH1 to end (1062m) 70 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
this windy rural road and reflects the speed at which traffic travels.
Lethbridge Road Full length: From Te Waka Road to end (1024m) 80 60
The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
these windy rural roads and reflects the speed at which traffic travels. Swamp Road Full length: From Te Waka Road to end (1906 m) 80 60
Te Waka Road The 80 km/h sectionfrom 70m south of Addington Road to the end
(730m) 80 60
——
TE HORO
EAST OF SH1
(6 roads)
School Road From 90m west of Hautere Cross Road to Hautere Cross Road (90m) 60
The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
this short eastern section of School Road and is consistent with the proposed 60 km/h
speed limit for the adjoining Hautere Cross Road section.
Blackburne Road Full length: From School Road /Hautere Cross Road intersection to
end (430m) 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is appropriate for this short access road and is
consistent with the 60 km/h speed limit proposed for the adjoining roads.
Mickell Road Full length: From Hautere Cross Road to end (1120m) 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
this windy narrow end section of this rural road.
Catley Road Full length (885m) 60
The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
this windy rural no-exit road and is consistent with the 60 km/h speed limit proposed for
the adjoining section of Hautere Cross Road.
Mangaone North Road From Hautere Cross Road to end (3892m) 60
The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit
for this section of road and is consistent with the 60 km/h speed limit proposed for the
adjoining section of Hautere Cross Road.
Hautere Cross Road
From School Road to 218 Hautere Cross Road (at 150m south west
of Mickell Road) (1410m) 60 The proposed 60 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
this windy section of road and reflects the speed at which traffic travels.
From 218 Hautere Cross Road to the current location of the 80/100
km/h speed limit sign at 348 Hautere Cross Road (i.e. 256m south
west of Ōtaki Gorge Road) (1520m)
80 The proposed 80 km/h speed limit is considered the safe and appropriate speed limit for
this straight section of road and reflects the speed at which traffic travels.
From 348 Hautere Cross Road to Ōtaki Gorge Road to (250m)

 

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